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The work of Gurdjieff has many aspects.
But through whatever form he expressed himself, his voice is heard as a call.

He calls because he suffers from the inner chaos in which we live.
He calls to us to open our eyes.
He asks us why we are here, what we wish for, what forces we obey.
He asks us above all, if we understand what we are.
He wants us to bring everything back into question.

And because he insists and his insistence compels us to answer, a relationship is created between him and ourselves which is an integral part of his work.

For nearly 40 years this call rang with such force that people came to him from all over the world .

From the time of his return to the West, he worked unceasingly to gather around him a group of people ready to share with him a life wholly turned towards the development of consciousness. He unfolded his ideas to them, sustained and gave life to their search, and brought them to the conviction that, to be complete, their experience must include at one and the same time all the aspects of a human being. And this is the very idea of the Harmonious Development of Man ". *

This group that Gurdjieff worked with in their turn, worked with and developed a group of people who are today continuing to transmit not only the ideas of Gurdjieff, (which have also been written about extensively) but most important of all, the oral teachings and methods which he transmitted to selected students.

The Gurdjieff Society of Florida has had a fifty year direct connection with the original pupils of Gurdjieff, thus keeping alive the lineage to his direct teaching. This teaching, known to the followers of Gurdjieff as "The Work" and to the world as the "Fourth Way", is now established in most of the major cities of the world.

 
 
 

The fourth way comes for a reason -- it serves the evolutionary
movement. Its aim is to produce people of a higher level of consciousness
who can be vessels for the evolutionary forces
 
 
 
  * Excerpted from the Translators note from Meetings with Remarkable Men, G. I. Gurdjieff  
   
 
 
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